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Wow. I am FLOORED.<br><br>
I really honestly only opened this forum because I'm Jewish and I wanted to know what the big fuss was about, but all these posts caught me, I started reading, and then started worrying.<br><br>
So I started doing my own research. I was AMAZED at all the information out there on circumcision, and started worrying about my faith and its consequences for a son I may have someday.<br><br>
Then, I found this website: <a href="http://www.jewishcircumcision.org/spectator" target="_blank">http://www.jewishcircumcision.org/spectator</a><br><br>
Finally, a Jewish perspective on circumcision! It comforts me to know that even Maimonides, one of our (if not THE) greatest scholars, even argued against it.<br><br>
So I called my husband, cautiously telling him about what I was reading. He says "Yeah, I know. It's so dumb that they do it automatically. There's absolutely no reason for it."<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><br><br>
I had no idea he thought that way.<br><br>
Are there any Jews in here who have decided to not fulfill Brit Milah?<br><br>
Thanks for your insight. You may have made another conquest in the battle against circumcision.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/transtichel.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="tichel">:
 

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We aren't allowed to discuss religious circumcision in this forum <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> Yes there are Jews here that have chosen to say no. Religious circumcision is supposed to be talked about in the Religious Studies forum, but you need to have been a member for 60 days and have 50 posts to get access to that forum. You might want to pm a moderator and see if you can have a Jewish parents that decided not to circ tribe?<br><br>
Oh and congratulations!
 

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We're not allowed to discuss religion in this particular forum, but I have heard good things about the website:<br><br><a href="http://www.jewsagainstcircumcision.org/" target="_blank">http://www.jewsagainstcircumcision.org/</a><br><br>
It provides information on Brit Shalom, an alternative ceremony, as well as other information of interest.
 

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<b><i>If God intended for men to have foreskins, they would have been born with them</i></b>. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
List of Brit shalom providers:<br><br><a href="http://www.circumstitions.com/Jewish-shalom.html" target="_blank">http://www.circumstitions.com/Jewish-shalom.html</a>
 

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EEK, wow. Sorry. I read the religious guidelines, but I guess I misinterpreted:<br><br>
"Let us please take this board back to providing a safe place where parents of intact kids, or those interested in such, can share info, dispel misinformation, and talk about caring for intact boys."<br><br>
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"The main intent of this board is to provide information, support, and encouragement for people who are making the decision or who have decided to not circumcise. This is a place for discussion of the medical and personal issues of intactness that exist or are presumed to exist."<br><br>
To mean that if you're looking to become anti-circ, you could mention that you were of a certain faith, to network. I realize that we aren't supposed to criticize or defend. I didn't realize the post had to be COMPLETELY secular. I guess I'll take it over to the Spirituality board once I'm a full member.<br><br>
No offense meant. Total newbie here.
 

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Nobody is offended! Someone reported MDC to I believe the ADL last year for being discriminatory to Jews for not supporting circumcision and MDC has been much more careful about what is said in this forum, unfortunately.<br><br>
I think your OP is great, even if it does get shut down <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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and a big <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/grouphug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="grouphug">
 

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Good for you and your husband! I can refer you to a wonderful Jewish woman who is on a mission to support Jews who are considering not circumcising. PM me, if you want her name.<br><br>
Gillian
 

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Congratulations on your revelation! Here is a link to your "Tribe" of Mommas of faith who choose a more gentle welcome into the world for their little ones:<br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=239177&highlight=circumcise" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussions...ght=circumcise</a><br><br>
Good luck to you!<br><br>
Take care,<br>
Tara
 

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you just made me so happy!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> congrats on your revelation.<br><br>
please, don't think anyone was offended. please stick around. we are happy to have you here. welcome.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/Welcome.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="welcome"> and congrats. There are many mom's of your faith here that have decided not to circ. I hope they PM you until you can get enough posts to go over into religious studies.<br><br>
Your OP is technically not a UA violation but if we start talking about religion then it is. Please dont feel bad about posting <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> We were all newbies once upon a time.
 

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Welcome, smeisnotapirate! So nice to have you here.<br><br>
It is true that we can't discuss religious circumcision here. I'm going to lock this thread and not remove it, so that you still have access to the resources posted. I hope you find much support from others. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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